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On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (159 comments in total)

"Usually it's in the very last place you look for it."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (284 comments in total)
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jmeyersnv: Sorry, folks, but I think these photographs are wonderful. They provide a unique intimacy with the physicality of the subject person and also bring home how complex and wonderful our bodies are in all their splendor.

Mr. Boschung has provided us with a very extraordinary new way of seeing someone, and I congratulate him for it.

Hat-tip for excellently poised sarcasm (that's irony for the US readers).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (284 comments in total)

And to think that 100 years ago photographers used to support their subjects' heads to keep them still during the minute or so required for exposure. My, how we have progressed ...
And, yes, these are dull pictures, cleverly engineered.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 09:39 UTC as 79th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Clearly pitched against the OMD, then. Just hope they've sorted out focus. I love my X-Pro 1s, but focus in even middling light is weak and AF of moving targets is not worth trying. So still using the big DSLR for sports and concerts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Jaw-droppingly impressive. On every level.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

If only Canon would (or could) follow suit. <sigh>
That said, I am with the reviewer on the over-use of lockable mechanical dials. Setting exposure compensation with those is a pain (see Canon F1N for example). Compare the Fuji X-series implementation, which is a dream: non-lockable dial under your right thumb with the camera to your eye. It seems a bit odd for Nikon to have gone to town on that sort of feature - really a step backwards - while not at the same time including ANY focussing aid in the VF to allow sensible use of MF lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 835th comment
On Ebony & Ivory in the Musical Instrument challenge (1 comment in total)

I thought this very effective and cannot comprehend that anyone thought it worth 0.5 points. You might have framed it slightly differently, so that the photo began and ended on the gap between white keys, but YMMV.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 14:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Smocking Prohibited... indoors in the Female B/W Portrait who is smoking challenge (2 comments in total)

I thought this shot deserved to do much better. Really good candid photo, IIMRSS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 10:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (515 comments in total)
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Alberto Battelli: For me this is right on the money. Great camera and pix but not photographer centric. I sold my rx100 because I never enjoyed using it. It felt like a bar of soap, amongst other annoying traits.

Experience immeasurably improved by the Richard Franiec grip, it must be said. But I shot a lot with it before getting the grip and (although I have very, very big hands), a bar of soap is not how it felt to me. The one thing I have missed is a tiltable screen - which the II now provides (though I won't be getting one jest noo).
I have to say - even from the biased position of someone who carries his RX100 with him everywhere (because neither my 1Ds III nor my X Pro 1 fit in a pocket - and nor did my LX3) - that I don't get DPR's take on this camera. It is ground-breaking, class-inventing and -leading; on the objective tests, it scores very highly. Unsurprisingly, for such an astonishing piece of engineering (has everyone forgotten that Time named it one of its top 50 inventions of 2012?), it is not cheap so that can hardly count against it. To give it a Silver Award and then hide behind the "it's all subjective, don'cha'no?" mantra is flimsy - and belittles the Awards themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 06:46 UTC
On Pileated Woodpecker in the Animals at Trees challenge (6 comments in total)

That's a really lovely shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 06:32 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Hold it... in the Animals at Trees challenge (2 comments in total)

Very cool pic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 06:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Ken Rockwell loves it, it must be good :^)

Or the 1Ds III?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 08:20 UTC
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40daystogo: That's an outrageously high proportion of "keepers" from one 36-roll of Kodachrome. Shows the quality of Steve McCurry's ability to see -- although, I guess, using the last roll of Kodachrome might have heightened the sense of gravity before clicking the button.

Sure, but even a pre-test on a DSLR isn't going to stop your subject from blinking. He's a dude.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
On R0012932 in the Running steam train challenge (6 comments in total)

Nice one - and congratulations. How does ANYONE think your photograph worth 0.5??? A****es.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 4th comment
On To Infintity and Beyond in the Canon EF 70-200 challenge (4 comments in total)
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Cary Maures: excellent. creative capture!

Thanks Cary - coming from you that is high praise indeed. Your shots in this challenge are awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 15:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Perhaps a great $500 camera. Perhaps worth $100 more than an LX7. But, for $650, it is a fair target for every qualm or quibble. That's a lot for a camera that within 12 months is apt to get buggy with pocket lint, have its lens turret squished, falll to the floor, or have its pop-up flash twisted awry. Owner euphoria is also a hazard. Tears for the soul that left it atop a car, from which it slid onto a highway and got pummeled by trucks.

A weather-sealed, drop resistant, hot-cold tolerant 1" sensor model might make sense. Test number one would be the ability to survive use as a budgeon on the head of the buyer after the spouse sees the CC bill.

It is fairly drop-resistant. I took a tumble with mine on holiday, taking skin of a finger of the hand holding it and scratching the front of the lens housing. Still works fine.
I think, a propos of nothing in particular, that DPR (and others like Luminous Landscape) have completely nailed what this camera is about: it is about being able to take a small camera with you without feeling that you're going to be missing out because you didn't take your DSLR. I have taken my RX100 on two short holidays and left my 1Ds III at home and have had better holidays for it, without feeling that I have missed out on THAT shot. My LX3 never did that for me (and is bigger!).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 11:40 UTC
On Butcher with cow in the People behind the scene challenge (1 comment in total)

Um, nothing to do with the picture in itself, but kudos for being allowed a 5D Mark III about 6 months before it was even announced.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 14:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Face off in the Human Portraits @ 200mm @ f/2.8 (or wider) challenge (2 comments in total)

Best shot in this challenge by a country mile.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 18:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Seignosse plage, France in the Seascapes challenge (1 comment in total)

How can two people have thought this photograph worthless? Fantastic shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 07:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look article (355 comments in total)
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Chris Tofalos: Pity the lenses are so large but WOW! Almost looks like the perfect CSC body. Everything except a tilt/swivel LCD (not worried about lack of touch-screen).

At least it will force other manufacturers to compete spec-wise and, in the end, we should all get what we want. Well done, Sony...

That may be so, but for us legacy-lens enthusiasts, it is the best deal on the block for using MF lenses with a digital body, especially now (at last!) there is to be a viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 07:44 UTC
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